Vol. 2, Issue 2

Snapshot of Asia-Pacific

Good progress has been made in implementing new regulatory reforms in Asia-Pacific, but the derivatives markets are braced for a new wave of clearing mandates, capital requirements ...

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Asia-Pacific: A Pragmatic Approach

Eric Litvack, managing director at Société Générale and ISDA chairman

Regulators across Asia have taken a cautious and practical approach to derivatives reform, but with each market pursuing its own objectives, further coordination may be needed to ...

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Asia-Pacific: Countdown to the AGM

As ISDA prepares to host its 31st annual general meeting in Tokyo, IQ: ISDA Quarterly considers a selection of the key issues that will be discussed. Implementation of

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Interview: Masamichi Kono, JFSA

The Next Stage of Regulatory Reform A variety of new regulations has been rolled out since the financial crisis, covering derivatives reform and bank capital.

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10 Questions with… Yasunobu Arima and Koji Sakurai

Two ISDA board members, Yasunobu Arima, general manager in the global markets planning division at Bank of To-kyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and Koji Sakurai, senior vice-president and ...

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Pushing for Harmonisation

A lack of harmonised data reporting rules has hampered the ability of regulators to aggregate trade data to monitor and assess systemic risk. IQ: ISDA Quarterly outlines the problems, and proposes some solutions It’s now more than six years since the Group-of-20 (G-20) nations gathered in Pittsburgh and agreed on

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The Shape of the IRD Market

Clearing and compression are playing an increasingly important role in derivatives markets, with more than two thirds of interest rate derivatives notional outstanding cleared and compression reducing IRD notional by approximately 62%.

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